Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has pretty much wrapped up the nomination. With no one left in the race, he’s just waiting to officially reach the delegate threshold required by the Democratic National Committee.
He has already begun looking to select a running mate to help him defeat President Donald Trump in November.
And President Donald Trump has graciously stepped in to help make the choice.
During an interview with the New York Post, the president jokingly said Biden should choose Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“I think Elizabeth Warren is responsible for Joe Biden’s win because she didn’t drop out and [Vermont Sen.] Bernie [Sanders] would have won every single state on Super Tuesday,” Trump said.
“I think he should pick Elizabeth Warren because Elizabeth Warren, more than any other person, including [South Carolina Rep.] Jim Clyburn and including anybody you can name, is responsible for the win of Joe Biden,” he added.
Warren, of course, was in the race until she dropped out two months ago. She remained in distant third place behind Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders for most of the race.
While Trump was clearly having fun with the situation, Biden has been floating a lot of names around lately, perhaps looking to see how the public reacts to them.
Speculation has been rife that Biden may select Stacey Abrams.
Abrams is the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate who still has not conceded the election from 2018 and claims she lost by more than 50,000 votes because of “voter suppression.”
During an online campaign event last month, Sleepy Joe said he’s coming for California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris.
Biden said: “I’m so lucky to have you be a part of this partnership going forward. Working together, we can make a great deal of progress. … I’m coming for you, kid.”
Before that, a report speculated that these 3 names, among others, are likely at the top of Biden’s shortlist:
- California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris
- Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Things have gotten so weird that Biden said he would undoubtedly select former First Lady Michelle Obama to be his running mate, though he admitted she likely does not want to jump back into politics anytime soon.
“I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said when asked if he would add Obama to the ticket. “She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.”
However, he said he doubts she wants the job.
“I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again,” Biden said.